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Energizing Innovation
The Corvallis Microfluidics (CorMic) Tech Hub is an industry-led consortium striving for global microfluidics leadership.

DRIVING THE MICROFLUIDICS INDUSTRY

The Corvallis Microfluidics (CorMic) Tech Hub is an economic engine that stimulates, drives, and supports the commercialization of microfluidics-connected technologies to meet national security goals.

KEY Goals & Outcomes
Economic growth

Attract new ventures to the region to amplify technology development and innovation

Strong Partnerships

With state and federal agencies, establish revenue-generating partnerships that align with emerging national security and economic
development priorities

Workforce Development

Create a diverse, world-class microfluidics workforce through innovative academic programs, new specialty training, and outreach programs

Highlights

  • October 23, 2023

    Tech Hub Designation

    1 of 31
    Biden-Harris administration designates Tech Hub in Corvallis, Oregon.
  • October 23, 2023

    Opb Story

    In the news
    OSU-led projects win federal Tech Hub designation.
  • December 15, 2023

    Cormic Workshop

    Planning session
    Industry and university partners met to develop a proposal for the Tech Hub.
  • April 10, 2024

    Eda Site Visit

    $70M request
    CorMic team advocated for funding from the US Economic Development Administration.
  • April 12, 2024

    Relationship Building

    National Defense University
    CorMic presents on regional technical strengths and growth potential for tech companies.
  • April 19, 2024

    Gear Up Presentation

    K-12 outreach
    Presentation to high-school teachers who are part of Oregon Gear Up.
  • May 6, 2024

    Local Government Meeting

    Economic planning
    Collaboration with City of Corvallis and Benton County Officials on economic development in the region.
  • May 6, 2024

    Building Tribal Relationships

    Workforce development
    EDA’s Tribal Engagement Director and Oregon’s Director of Tribal Relationship advise CorMic.
  • May 8, 2024

    FBI Symposium

    Invited guest
    Experts and government agencies share insights on the microelectronics industry.
  • May 10, 2024

    Community Building

    Workforce development
    Discussion with community-based organizations to develop a pipeline for underrepresented groups.
  • May 17, 2024

    Local Partners Meeting

    Team building
    Lane and Benton County partners meet at University of Oregon in Eugene.
  • May 20, 2024

    Curriculum Planning

    Linn Benton Community College
    Instructors collaborate on the technician training program.
  • May 21, 2024

    Bioscience Symposium

    HP campus
    Oregon Bioscience Association hosts a CorMic-focused event for the regional bioscience community.
  • May 31, 2024

    General Meeting

    Portland
    University, community, and industry partners network and build relationships.
  • June 17, 2024

    Taiwan Delegation Visit

    Featured presenter
    Experts and government agencies share insights on the microelectronics industry.
Three faculty members working in a lab.

Technology of the Future

CorMic is developing, scaling, and commercializing microfluidics technology for use in semiconductor cooling, biotechnology, and advanced materials.

Regional strength for Global impact

The CorMic Tech Hub is at the center of Oregon’s Silicon Forest, and Portland is the most concentrated locus of semiconductor manufacturing in the US.

What people are saying

CorMic has positioned itself to be a global leader in microfluidics, a vital component of the semiconductor industry.

Tina Kotek

Governor of Oregon
I strongly believe that CorMic will establish global leadership in the scaling and commercialization of microfluidics technology.

Jayathi Murthy

President,
Oregon State University
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EDA TECH HUB DESIGNEE

Launched in 2023 by the US Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration, the Tech Hub program is an economic development initiative designed to drive regional innovation and job creation by strengthening a region’s capacity to manufacture, commercialize, and deploy technology that will advance American national security and manufacturing competitiveness.

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